Multistate outbreak of hepatitis A virus infections linked to pomegranate seeds from Turkey (Final Update)
Posted October 28, 2013 4:30 PM ET
This particular outbreak appears to be over. However, Viral Hepatitis is still an important cause of human illness in the United States. More information about Viral Hepatitis, and steps people can take to reduce their risk of infection, can be found on the CDC Viral Hepatitis website.
Current Case Count Map
Persons infected with Hepatitis A virus, by State*
*n=162 for whom information was reported as of September 20, 2013
** The cases reported from Wisconsin resulted from exposure to the product in California, the cases reported from New Hampshire reported fruit exposure during travel to Nevada, and the case reported in New Jersey was a household contact of a confirmed case from Colorado.] Currently, 6 of the confirmed cases are household contacts of confirmed cases (secondary cases).
A total of 162 persons infected with hepatitis A virus have been confirmed from the following states: Arizona (23), California (79), Colorado (28), Hawaii (8), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (1), New Mexico (11), Nevada (6), Utah (3), and Wisconsin (2).